Ina Garten Just Shared an Easy Appetizer from Her New Cookbook

Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa, is back with a brand-new cookbook—and she shared a sneak preview that has us hungry for more!

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Ina Garten, everyone’s favorite Food Network chef, is back in the news. No, it’s not for making something amazing for Jeffery or inspiring the official meme of 2020. It’s because the Barefoot Contessa has dropped another recipe from her upcoming cookbook, Modern Comfort Food.

If this brand-new appetizer is any indicator, there will be so many exciting dishes to dig into when the book finally hits shelves!

Meet Ina’s New Fig & Cheese Toasts

Ina shared the recipe for this simple, sophisticated starter on her Instagram and it looks fairly easy to make. It’s a dinner party-ready concoction of bite-sized crostini topped with creamy goat cheese, fresh figs and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar to finish. Basically, this toast appetizer is here to take finger food up a notch.

We’re looking forward to all the recipes in Ina’s new cookbook, including Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Banana Rum Trifle. (Banana! Rum! Trifle!) Ina’s last 11 cookbooks have showcased her upscale yet self-taught cooking chops, and we’re expecting this dreamy comfort food-inspired book to please as well.

See the foods Ina loves to cook—and eat.

How to Get Your Copy

While Modern Comfort Food won’t hit shelves until October 6, you can preorder the cookbook on Amazon right now so it arrives on your doorstep on launch day. It’s listed at $35, but you can purchase it right now for $25 with free shipping! If you prefer a signed version, you can preorder a copy on the Barefoot Contessa’s own website. In the meantime, test out some of Ina’s top cooking tips in your kitchen. Happy comfort cooking!

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